Trooper injured after patrol car struck in western Wyoming

(Evanston, Wyo.) - On Christmas Day, a Wyoming State Trooper sustained minor injury after his patrol car was struck on Interstate 80 east of Evanston. According to a release issued by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Evanston area Trooper Matt Arnell, a 15 year WHP veteran, was assisting a motorist who had slid off into the median at mile post 36 on I-80 westbound when a Hyundai passenger car lost control and crashed into the rear of Trooper Arnell's patrol car. Trooper Arnell saw the out of control Hyundai coming at him and was able to prepare for the collision while seated inside of his issued 2012 Dodge Charger patrol car. The collision pushed Trooper Arnell's patrol car down into the north ditch. The Hyundai stopped in the middle of the westbound lanes of I-80. After the collision, Trooper Arnell was able to check on the driver of the Hyundai, 20-year-old Dakota Anglin of Midvale, Utah, and assisted in getting her out of the vehicle while pushing the Hyundai out of westbound interstate traffic. Trooper Arnell was evaluated at Evanston Regional Hospital for injury and was released that same day. Trooper Arnell has since returned to full duty. *Feature Photo: Trooper Arnell's patrol car after the crash on Dec. 25. h/t WHP / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news